Happy Flag Day! June 14th

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

June 14th is Flag Day! The Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States on this date. There are some do’s and don’ts of flag etiquette so hopefully this list will help you properly display the flag:

DO the following:

  • Display the U.S. flag from sunrise to sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in the open. 
  • When placed on a single staff or lanyard, place the U.S. Flag above all other flags.
  • When flags are displayed in a row, the U.S. flag goes to the observer’s left. State and local flags are usually flown lower.
  • On special days, the flag may be flown at half-staff. On Memorial Day it is flown at half-staff until noon and then raised.
  • When flown at half-staff, the flag should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. When lowering, the flag should be raised to the peak again and then lowered.

DON’T do the following with the flag:

  • Dip the U.S. Flag for any person, flag, or vessel.
  • Let the flag touch the ground.
  • Fly flag upside down unless there is an emergency.
  • Carry the flag flat, or carry things in it.
  • Use the flag as clothing.
  • Use it as a cover.
  • Draw on, or otherwise mark the flag.
  • Use the flag for decoration. Use bunting with the blue on top, then white, then red.

There is a more detailed list of the do's and don'ts of flag etiquette, so if you’re interested click here.

Please take the time to properly honor the Flag of the United States of America! 

Wishing you and your family a happy Flag Day!

This community service announcement is brought to you by Dorie Dillard, your NW Austin real estate professional with Coldwell Banker United Realtors®.


P.S. If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in NW Austin I’d welcome the opportunity to discuss how I can help.


Selling or buying a NW Austin home is a complex process and you want to work with a REALTOR that understands the process and the ever changing dynamics of the Austin housing market.  I have systems in place, references and am a good listener and communicator.  It would be my pleasure to schedule time to see if we are a good match.  Reach out to me at 512.346.1799 or email at dillard@reloaustin.com. I offer you hands on Professional guidance serving residential home buyers and sellers.

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. Too many people don't pay attention. Thanks for the reminder. Enjoy your day!

Jun 14, 2017 04:44 AM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Dorie - we had a flag pole in the front garden of our house and flew it on Flag Day.

Jun 14, 2017 04:46 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Dorie,

Good post and Happy Flag Day to one and all.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 14, 2017 04:46 AM #3
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Thank you for posting these tips regarding the care and display of our flag. Have a great day, Dorie!

Jun 14, 2017 05:01 AM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks, Dorie.  A good day to fly the flag proudly (and correctly).

Jun 14, 2017 05:19 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Happy Flag Day to you, as well, Dorie. I also did a post on Flag Day today... great minds and all that! 

Jun 14, 2017 05:28 AM #6
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I have a question. Is it ok to place one of those small flags they hand out at the parades in a planter on my steps or is that considered decoration?

Jun 14, 2017 06:19 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Dorie - considering the news this morning, I almost forgot it was Flag Day.  

Jun 14, 2017 06:29 AM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

It's also my sisters birthday and being older; she always told me that she was so special, they fly the American flag to celebrate her birth... I think she still believes this Dorie Dillard 

Jun 14, 2017 07:16 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie and Happy Flag Day. Good information and beautiful photo. I fly the flad everyday.

Jun 14, 2017 08:20 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have a beautiful Flag!  I am always happy to see it wave!  Happy Wednesday!  A

Jun 14, 2017 10:33 AM #11
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I didn't realize that carrying the flag flat was a no-no.  I see that done at ball games sometimes.

Jun 14, 2017 12:56 PM #12
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I forgot all abouit this but so glad you reminded others, Dorie. Displaying our flag is very important.

Jun 14, 2017 07:42 PM #13
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I wish more people waved their flags. There's something beautiful about driving through a neighborhood and seeing patriotism waving in the air off front porches. For me, it's a beautiful sight!!!

The colors red, white, and blue are never out of style.

Jun 15, 2017 05:13 AM #14
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many flags were flying for Flag Day in Kentlands.

Jun 15, 2017 06:37 AM #15
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie, 

Somehow I missed this blog yesterday...bummer! I forgot all about Flag Day.  

Jun 15, 2017 08:14 AM #16
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Dorie

Flag Day came and went so fast and your post has been featured to the group:


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Jun 18, 2017 10:03 AM #17
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